MLA Biren calls on the public to understand the threats to Manipur`s territorial integrity

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IMPHAL, October 21: Heingang MLA Nongthombam Biren has appealed to the people to know and understand the changing political dynamics which is threatening the peace, harmony and integrity of the State.

The Congress MLA said politicians have an important role to play in safeguarding the State`™s integrity for which the public have to choose their right representatives.

He was speaking at the closing function of the 3rd Waikhom Gambhini Memorial Kang Championship today at the Laijing Ningthou Shanglen.

For many years, the NSCN (IM) has been trying to break Manipur but failed this long. However, the outfit is said to be recruiting more cadres in the State as part of a new strategy, he said.

At the same time, the signing of the accord between the NSCN (IM) and the Central government has not helped things and it is only likely to bring many changes in the State, the MLA said.

He said Zomi outfits are also demanding a separate homeland.

Elaborating further, Biren said some people have renamed Churachandpur which was named after Churachand Maharaj as Lamka. This is unfortunate, he added.

Meanwhile, the MLA further lauded the organisers of the Kang championship for promoting and encouraging the indigenous game of Manipur.

Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Joytin Waikhom said the championship is being organised in memory of his mother with the aim of promoting and developing the indigenous game.

The championship was won by Keishamthong club defeating the Konthoujam club by 16-14 scoreline.

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